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tensions in syria with a surprising denial of president assad that he ordered a deadly crackdown on protesters. >> brown: and censer michels reports on the discovery of a so called goldilocks planet. not too hold, not too cold, maybe just right to support life. >> it will be hard to learn too much more about the potentially habitable planets any time soon since it's 600 light years away. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's naur. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the secretary of health and human services has waded into the politically charged issue of birth control for younger girls. in a very pub
much. tonight we have a rare look inside the revolution in syria. since march, protesters have been trying to overthrow the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that 4,000 civilians have been killed. but we don't know much more because the assad government has banned independent reporting. but cbs news correspondent charissa ward managed to slip into syria with a camera. tonight, she shows us how the rebels cope with casualties from the street battles that they fight with the syrian army. they cannot show their faces. they risk their lives to talk to us. >> reporter: as an opposition activist, abu ahmed spends a lot of time underground, in the basement of a building on the outskirts of damascus, he let us into a secret passage, carefully camouflaged in a corner. there are boxes stuffed with life-saving supplies. so they are stockpiling all different sorts of medical equipment here. we've got everything from penicillin to surgical gloves and perhaps most ominously, a skin stapler. these pictures, shot by opposition activists, show how day after day, syria's pr
protests and more deaths in syria. we will not leave until the deal is done. french president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel ahead of europe's crunched summit. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 4:00 in the afternoon in moscow, where security forces are still patrolling the streets in what appears to be a massive show of force after two days of protests in the wake of the weekend's election, which saw a vastly reduced majority for putin's party. the opposition says he would be out of office altogether were it not for systematic vote rigging. is this the start of a new mass movement? i should just say -- in the last few minutes, we've heard that the former soviet union leader has asked for the results of the election to be annulled. to discuss this with me, a former dissident who was imprisoned by the communists in the 1980's and now works for human rights center memorial. thank you for being with us. you have been a dissident from communist times. do you see anything new in the latest protests? >> [inaudible] another new point is that i think, th
-ass"bbc wos america." syria's president strikes back. he says he is not responsible for the recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to tell people you should not go guilty would you did your best. you do not feel guilty when you do not kill people. inote ling for oa rev- russia. the recent president said the recent vote should be in a live boy. coming home. we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joye is tinge with sacrifice. withhe joy is tinged sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs, america, and around the globe. during the past nine months the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government, and over 4000 have paid with their life. in rare television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president, bashar al-assad, flatly denied he ordered the use of brutality. instead blaming the violence on others. paul would starts the coverage -- paul woods starts the coverage. >> day after day unarmed syrian protectors have come out to face machine guns, snipers, and army vehicles. the costs so far is 4000 dead mom. . but in his abc interview, bashar al-assad did is
'brien. syria opposes president strikes back with his first interview in the western media. he says he is not responsible for the most recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to protect the people. you feel sorry for the lives the you have lost. you don't feel guilty. >> calling for revolts in russia. after days of protests, only gorbachev says the recent elections should be null and void. and coming home, as the last u.s. combat troops leave iraq, we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joy is changed with sacrifice. -- tinged with sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. during the past nine months, the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government. many have paid with their lives. in a television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president assad denied that he ordered the use of brutality, blaming the violence on others. pole starts our coverage. >> with astonishing bravery, protesters have come out day after day to face machine guns, snipers, and armored vehicles. the cost so far is 4000 dead. in his interview wi
denied any involvement but it is raising fears tonight of more violence to come. >>> and in syria, the streets are bloody tonight, the scenes are grisly, with up to 50 dead in the last day and the country appears to be spiraling towards civil war by the hour. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it started in darkness. a terrifying volley of gunfire that began one of the bloodiest 24 hours since this revolution began to force out syria's dictator, bashir al assad. this morning, with weapons still cracking and tanks thundering by, people were running for their lives, children looking for cover. some, too late. thousands of miles away, secretary of state hillary clinton met with syrian opposition groups. >> they need to be assured that syria will be better off under a regime of tolerance rather than on the whims of a dictator. >> reporter: clinton is also sending our ambassador robert ford back to syria after pulling him out for his safety. clinton says he will be a witness to assad's brutality as syria slides closer into an all-out civil war. martha raddatz, abc news. >>> and
of syria has clung to power in the face of protests. it's estimated 4000 circassians have died in unrest. in an exclusive interview with barbara walters, the president denies he ordered the deadly crackdown on the government protesters. >> not by your command? the crackdown was without your permission? >> there's a difference between having a policy to crack down and -- no government in the world kills its people. >> he admitted some officials made mistakes but contended his forces are fighting militants, drug smugglers and terrorists and not innocent civilians. you can see more of the interview tonight after this newscast. >>> 70 years ago today, the japanese attacked the pacific fleet at pearl harbor. more than 2400 service members died and the attack. the attack brought the united states into world war two. in hawaii and washington, ceremonies were held to mark the anniversary. at the u.s. navy memorial, uss arizona, a wreath serve as a quiet reminder on pearl harbor day. this is downtown washington. more than 2400 sailors who died. local veterans' survivors to part in a pa
, taken away in hand cups. >>> then, an abc news exclusive. barbara walters inside syria, with the only one-on-one with syria's 'embattled president. >> why is this such a brutal crackdown? >> does he fear civil war? does he sense the circle closing around him? barbara is right here with us tonight. >>> family values. why mitt romney is hoping voters will focus on this image tonight, as the gloves come off, taking aim at the new front-runner. >>> that famous question, and our question tonight for the ceo of ford who turned that car maker around. what is the key to bringing america back? >>> kicked off. after alec baldwin booted after that battle, who was right? the famous actor or the flight attendant? >>> and pearl harbor. the image we learned today we will never see again. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we begin here with two major stories this evening. barbara walters and her skwloouf one-on-one with syria's embattled president. face to face as she asks why the deadly crackdown. she's right here tonight. >>> but first, another image making headlines. that coach
-moment is in the republican field. robert ford, the american ambassador to syria, this is the one i'm most proud of. he is, on this show, the ambadassador. robert ford went to hamma. he drove right along side the crowds of protesters demanding seer syrian authoritarian government step down. he met them with olive branchs. not the metaphor but actual olive branchs. the ambadassador had to leave syria and come back to the united states for consultations. things got too dangerous there. they are still dangerous. the united nations estimates that 4,000 people have been killed in syria just since march. then just today, a human rights group reported that 34 bodies were found dumped in a town square in western syria. also in syria today, the ambadassador, robert ford is back in syria as of this evening. this does not soften the support by the obama administration. hillary clinton met with exiled syrian opposition leader when she was in geneva today. america may not have a lot of levers to pull when it comes to ploem diplomacy with syria. hillary clinton gave a remarkable speech there. she gave a historic addres
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on hu -- riots as protestors are cracked down on. syria's president denies ordering a crackdown on protesters. >> europe is working to save the euro. >> germany has added its voice to international concern over election fraud in russia. a spokesman for chancellor angela merkel said the way that sunday's parliamentary election was carried out in some places was worrying. protest over russian prime minister vladimir putin's script on power is a gripping major cities. police have been on the streets in full force to quell anti- kremlin demonstrations. >> a large police presence was sent to the square. they were -- protesters were out in force to protest the recent elections. activists have been organizing themselves on social networking sites. moskow's city authority gave the go-ahead for people to protest. tens of thousands could turn out. >> before, people did not protest against electoral fraud so much. i would like to see those in power deal with this discontent head-on. >> the kremlin is getting increasingly nervous. it is showing weakness. that will provoke more street protes
a majority. >>> meanwhile, in syria, new video of that nation's ongoing rebellion, which has claimed as many as 4,000 lives since march. the u.s. is expanding contacts with the ruling regime. the ambassador of syria is returning to damascus after a six-week absence. and secretary of state clinton met with opposition leaders for a second time. and our reporting on -- >> in jail. pictures in libya of moammar gadhafi. >> our reporting on syria does not end here. look for barbara walters' exclusive interview with syria president bashar al assad later today. >>> officials confirm that drone that crashed inside iran over the weekend was one of a fleet of aircraft that had spied on iran for years. the surveillance was based an air base in afghanistan. experts aren't sure how much secret information the iranians might be able to glean from that drone. >>> the little cuban boy at the center of an international incident more than a decade ago is all grown up. elian gonzalez celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday. he spent part of the day marching in support of five cuban spies that were arrested in th
one-on-one with syria's embattled president. face to face as she asks why the deadly crackdown. she's right here tonight. >>> but first, another image making headlines. that coach, under fire, and now, under arrest. after the mounting number of accusers, we ask here what was it today that sent law enforcement in, arresting jerry sandusky? this as we learn the latest victim says sandusky's wife was upstairs as he cried for help. abc's jim avila is on the case again tonight. >> reporter: jerry sandusky, back in cuffs, wearing a penn state track suit, taken from his home in the middle of the afternoon, and today, charged with abusing two more children. his attorney predicted new charges and custody on "world news." >> bail is going to be set and he's going to wind up in jail. >> his attorney walked straight into that courtroom and told his client, "i told you this would happen." and sandusky just smiled. >> reporter: the smile wiped from his face as prosecutors demanded a million dollar bail and revealed the stories of victims nine and ten. horrific accounts of a basement of horrors at
in syria. reports of roving death squads now roving the streets. why is the unitedtates sending its ambassador back there? a live update ahead. >> shepard: well, we are in the mix now. secretary of state hillary clinton held a rare meeting in geneva, switzerland with members of syria's opposition today. and it happened as the syrian government reportedly continues to slaughter unarmed civilians. the united nations reports more than 4,000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. syria has banned journalists from covering the blood shed, though some have gotten in. including reporter for sky news, which is our sister network in the united kingdom. he went undercover to witness the violence firsthand. here look. >> welcome to home. [gunfire] it's like this every day the snipers don't stop. nine people have died on this street corner this week. >> stewart ramsey of sky news. today, secretary clinton praised the syrian people for standing up to their president bashar assad's regime. >> i think syrians felt in exile and inside syria are behaving with great courage and commit
iranians might be able to glean from that drone. >>> now to the deadly unrest in syria, which according to the u.n. has killed more than 4,000 people since march. the obama administration is moving to expand contacts with opponents of the ruling regime as violence there grows more deadly. abc's martha raddatz reports. [ gunfire [ >> reporter: it started in darkness. a terrifying volley of gunfire that began one of the bloodiest 24 hours since this revolution began to force out syria's dictator al-assad. with weapons and tanks thundering by, people were running for their lives. children looking for cover. some too late. thousands of miles away, thousand of miles away, secretary of state hillary clinton met with syrian opposition groups. >> they need to be assured that syria will be better off under a regime of tolerance rather than on the whims of a dictator. >> reporter: clinton is also sending ambassador robert ford back to syria after pulling him out for his own safety. clinton says he will be a witness to assad's brutality as syria slides closer into an all-out civil war. martha radd
in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a roadside mine. a group with links to al qaeda and the
activists used terms like delusional, insane, assad is amad man in denial of the situation in syria, all in reaction to his performance in that abc news interview when he denied ever ordering syrian security forces to punish anti-government demonstrators in which he claimed loss enjoy much of the support of the syrian population and in which he also claimed that syrian loyalists to the government were making up the bulk of the more than 40,000 people that have been killed since anti-government protests began last march. now, amid this chorus of criticism and the growing number of former syrian allies, the arab league, turkey, here, former close political allies that have now imposed sanctions against the syrian government, there is a strong show of support this week from the powerful lebanese shiite movement, hezbollah, where its leader, stood strongly by bashar al assad in a speech he gave in beirut tuesday. meanwhile the bloodletting has not stopped inside syria. fighting raging along the turkish/syrian border according to news sources, the syrian state news agency, and the anti-govern
, inside syria. clarissa ward travels to meet syrian army defectors who refuse to fire on their own people. >> reporter: we left at night and were blindfolded in the backseat as the car twisted along dark back roads outside of damascus. >> pelley: the battle for iowa. our new poll tonight finds newt gingrich opening a wide lead. dean reynolds is there. in the investigation of a hazible death by hazing, florida a&m defends itself but anna werner speaks to the victim's parents. and the final days. jim axelrod is with american soldiers as they get ready to leave iraq. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. dozens of bodies, some decapitated, others dismembered, have been dumped in the streets of one syrian city. the violence in the syrian rev lyings in hitting new heights as the obama administration increases the pressure tonight on the dictatorship of bashar al-assad. today they buried the dead in the city of homs as many as 60 civilians were apparently kidnapped and murdered in the last two days. in geneva, secretary of state h
of the f.a.a.in 2009. at least 50 people were killed in syria in the last 24 hours, in violence between rival muslim factions. activists said it happened in the city of homs overnight, after a spate of kidnappings earlier on monday. amateur video showed victims lying injured in the streets before being taken away for treatment. the violence pitted members of president bashar assad's minority alawite shi-ites against the majority sunnis. also today, assad received public support from sheikh hassan nasrallah, the leader of hezbollah in neighboring lebanon. >> we support the reforms in syria, and we stand with the regime against the resistance movement. there are some people who do not want reform, security and stability in syria. and neither civil peace nor dialogue. there are people who want to destroy syria, to make up for their defeat in iraq. and syria is a partner in defeating the americans in iraq. >> sreenivasan: the syrian government has come under growing pressure from new sanctions imposed by the u.s., the european union and the arab league. and in egypt, the leader of the musli
ward was able to slip into syria. tonight, she speaks to a growing army of rebels fighting for their freedom. >> reporter: it was not a long drive, but our guides were taking no chances. past a government checkpoint, the car twisted along dark back roads outside the capital city damascus. after a certain point, we were blindfolded to protect the location of the safe house where we would find members of the free syrian army. they are former syrian soldiers. they say they refused orders to fire on their own countrymen and so decided to take up arms against the assad regime. the commander spoke off camera for his own security. he told us "we are fighting those who have made our children orphaned and our wives widows." he claimed that his men have carried out attacks on military targets around the capital-- the heart of assad's power base. no one knows just how large the free syrian army is. the number of defectors appears to be growing. in this video posted by the opposition, former syrian soldiers pledge to defend the syrian people against the assad regime. are you not scared
nations, syria's nine-month crackdown on protesters have killed 4,000 people including some children. >>> and a nation that doesn't use the euro could put a wrench in europe's plan to fix its debt crisis. british prime minister david cameron is demanding safeguards for england or his nation will veto a treaty designed to save the troubled currency. >>> today marks 70 years since the japanese bombing on pearl harbor, the attack that led the u.s. into world war ii. 120 survivors are expected to arrive in hawaii for the annual commemoration. there will are rifle salutes, wreath presentations to honor and remember the nearly 2,400 people who died in that surprise attack. this is the last time the survivors association will gather together, because members, carol, are aging. their health declining and don't have enough membership to withstands the committees and chapters around the country. >> many in their 90s now. >> yeah. so sad. >> but we're proud of them. >> republican front-runner newt gingrich likes to call barack obama the most successful food stamp president in history. 47 millio
coach jerry sandusky has been arrested again on 12 new charges. inside syria-- charissa ward takes us to an underground hospital where rebels, wounded by assad's army, are treated in secret. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
by a number of governments. iran, bahrain, and syria are all thought to have deployed german software. >> the issue has been raised by germany's opposition greens. for the first time, the government has admitted giving spyware export credit guarantees under a scheme called hermes. >> that means the german government gave direct or indirect support to exports of german spy software. we're worried some of those exports were to dictatorships or unjust regimes and using it to suppress their people. >> the german economics ministry declined to answer questions on the matter, saying i was not available. >> of being connected means we are never alone, even if we think we are. well, today when you do a search on the web, every bit of information you enter and access may be analyzed and stored. that explains why many of the ads popping up seem tailor-made for you. now, you might appreciate this and even take advantage of some of it, but critics say this is manipulation. and they warn it could spell the end of the free information era. >> many users are not aware that google's algorithm deliver
oppose the government has been trying to crush an uprising for months. -- syria's government has been trying to crush an uprising for months. the syrian president gave an interview could -- to barbara walters. bashar assad tried to distance himself from the bloodshed. >> and do you think figure forces cracked down to hard? >> no, not my forces. i do not own them peter i am president. i do not own the country. >> the opposition posted amateur video on facebook and you do. they say the images show syrian security forces killing peaceful protesters. assad says his forces are fighting militants, terrorists and drug smugglers. >>> officials at one american was among those killed and a deadly suicide bombing in afghanistan. the bomber blew himself up in a shiite shrine yesterday. it killed 56 people shiite vehicles procession that nearly the same time also left four people killed. it is the first major sectarian attack in afghanistan in recent memory. afghanistan's president says the attack came from pakistan. >>> a va lobbyist accused of taking money from pakistan's spy agency is accused -
months, syria's bashar al assad is trying to avoid that fate, with a brutal crackdown that's taken the lives of more than 4,000 people. he's not given any television interviews to anyone in the west until now. barbara walters is here with us. i watched that interview. you were really in his face. >> well, george, there were no restrictions. there were no guidelines. we were free to ask any questions. bashar al assad, was a leader by accident. he has the support of much of his country. but not many others believe that. and i began by asking him how he ended up in the position he's in. not long ago, you were widely seen as a fresh, pragmatic leader. a doctor, whose life was about healing people. now, sir, much of the world regards you as a dictator and a tyrant. what do you say to that? >> it's important how the citizens look at you. not how you look at yourself. so, i don't have to look at myself. >> the protests really began after the detention and torture of children who were writing graffiti, calling for your downfall. i've seen awful pictures of what happened. why was this such
wants to hear their plans to establish a new democratic government in syria the group is made up of political dis-- dissidents. many believe syria is spiralling towards civil war with growing reports of thousands being killed in the streets. syrian president assad sat down with barbara walters in his first interview with an american journalist since the uprising began in march. >> do you think that your forces crackdown too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are forces that belong to the government. i don't own them, i'm president. i don't own -- >> you have to give the order. >> no, no. >> not by your command? >> no. we don't have -- no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> you can see more of this interview on "good morning america" right after our newscast at 7:00. >>> today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on the u.s. naval base at pearl harbor in the bay area a ceremony that includes survivors from that day is scheduled at coast guard island in alameda this morning. it was december 7th, 1941 when the japanese air attack that led the u.s. to
walters inside the closed borders of a brutal regime. one-on-one with the leader of syria. clinging to power in a year year of revolution. >> do you think that your forces are cracking down too hard? >> they are not my forces. >> his first interview with any western journalist since the crackdown. >>> game over for alec baldwin, after he's asked to stop playing a game on his cell phone. and gets kicked off an american airlines flight. what led to the rage on the runway? >>> double date. will and kate step out with charles and camilla. but all eyes were on the duchess. is she carrying her purse like that to hide a baby bump? >>> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> give it to them. >> where was she supposed to hold her clutch? that's where one holds their clutch, george. whatever do you mean? >> are you making fun of me? >> no. he was. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. >>> battle lines being drawn in this presidential race. everyone took it up a notch yesterday. the president channeled the republican teddy roosevelt, to take on the republicans. he used tough language. he called this a make-or
should syria go. descending into war, these here, these are government tapes shown today firing on opponents. now, at the same time, syria's president, bashar al assad is denying orders to kill. he spoke with barbara walters. >> do you think your forces crack down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are forces not associated with the government. i don't know them. i am the president. >> but you have to give the order. >> no, no, no. >> not by your command? >> no. no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. we don't kill our people. no government in the world killed its people and this is when i became president. it's impossible for anyone in this state to be ordered to kill. >> do you feel guilty? >> i do my best to protect the people and not feel guilty when you do your best. >> now, a syria expert is telling cnn that assad is on another planet. he's clearly in denial and calls assad a madman. >>> and now we're going to hear directly from the actress at the center of this firestorm. her name is vena malick and she's on this cover of a magazine isi spy
supporters and troops. the u.n. estimates some 4000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising started in march. activists say that most of the people killed were civilians. >>darya: a new bank scam is targeting elderly women. at least three people have lost of $11,000 apiece. clock this is a description of the suspect. he was last seen wearing it at least act like this are kept. we're back >>darya: we are continuing team coverage, a breaking story this morning please look in it said that justin herman plaza in sentences go arresting about 70 protesters who were camped out there. jackie sissel is taking a look at justin herman plaza there are still police out there. >>jackie: they have not reopened the plaza. this is video-shot about 10 minutes ago. you can see workers from the department of public works out here, about a dozen of them out here steam cleaning and cleaning up the remaining to breathe. they happen out here since about 3:00 a.m.. there was a lot of debris and a half dozen or so large garbage trucks that were brought out and get the debris and personal belongings
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